Tuesday, April 9, 2013

I make no apologies, I am not a proponent of gun control.  I don't care what Obama and his ilk are saying or how badly he wants to lambaste Republicans in an attempt to make them look evil for taking any kind of stand against it - which is exactly what he is attempting to do - gun control is not going to work and that has been proven repeatedly, time and time again in other nations throughout the world through a vast expanse of time.

None of these measures they are proposing would have stopped the Newtown killer from obtaining the weapons he had stolen from his mother.  None of these proposals will do anything about all the existing guns in Americans' hands so what's the point?  Not only that, but gun manufacturers in anti-gun states are considering leaving those states for green pastures.  I can't blame them.  I DO like the idea of starting somewhere at a baseline to deal with mentally ill individuals, but even then I think you start on a slippery slope.

Whatever the case and completely changing the subject, my son now has to raise $4,000 to go to Hawaii for his year long missionary venture, apparently the Salvation Army pays the rest.  I can do a little, but he is going to have to reach out to all of his friends, extended family, do some fundraisers, save his money from his 2 month stint up in the mountains that he's going to do and maybe find some odd jobs to do.  I figure I'll chip in around $200 and call it good from my end.  I just can't do much more than that right now and even if I could, I probably wouldn't.  He is taking a step into a walk of faith in the Lord and if God wants him to go, then by golly, the Lord will make the way and he needs to learn how to trust in the Lord for his every need.

Is it Friday yet?  I think it was last summer that I took an extended vacation.  I'm really fighting the urge to put in for a week off here.  I want to wait until the summer to do so - better to take time off when it's boiling hot outside and not have to deal with that for a week.  I am at my maximum hours, well just short of them, for vacation so I have to take a day off here pretty quick, before the end of the month anyway so I don't start losing my vacation accrual.

But, I am ready for a longer vacation.  Only two months until June, so I am going to try to keep my cool about this and wait until at least June to take at least a week off.

Yikes!  Lost track of time, c'yall later, it's time to head in for work!



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